Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Mid Morning Report Wednesday 22 Oct FULL STORY HERE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) and Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) have a lead of some 80 nm from the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet at midday Wednesday. The leading pair are within 8 nm of each other, with Abu Dhabi leading.

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22 October 2014 11:58 GMT
Matchrace

Student Yachting World Cup - Team Annabel Vose leads

Day 5 at the Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle, France provided a fresh 30 kn breeze Tuesday after four light-wind days. Two races were sailed, both won by the leading English team of Annabel Vose who extend their lead on 29 points. In second are the Italian team of Luca Nassini who are one point ahead of the Irish team with Philipp Duncan.
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22 October 2014 7:02 GMT
Boards

RS:X Youth Worlds - Day 2 FULL STORY HERE

After two days of racing at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida, both fleets have completed a full schedule of six light-wind races, and now take a lay day. Leading men's event, Toni Bonet (ESP) has increased his lead with very steady racing and a win to end the day.

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22 October 2014 6:40 GMT
Dinghy

John Tremlett is Finn Inland Champion FULL STORY HERE

John Tremlett dominated the 2014 Finn Inland Championships at Northampton SC over the weekend of 18-19 October, which attracted an encouraging turnout of 25 entries, despite the hyped up forecast of approaching hurricanes. The event also welcomed the ‘Classics with Carbon’ championship with several immaculate looking antiques joining in the racing. Classic boats sailing with modern rigs, proved themselves to be more competitive against the modern machines than many expected.

(l-r): Martin Hughes, John Barnes, Will Patten, Simon Percival, Robert Deaves, John TremlettClick image for a larger image

Robert Deaves
21 October 2014 17:06 GMT
Offshore

Early sign-up for Les Voiles de St Barth

From April 13-18 2015, Saint Barthélemy will play host to the sixth edition of Les Voiles de St Barth. To date, some 24 teams have officially announced their participation in Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015. Among them are devotees like the 72-footer Bella Mente, the Ker 43 Otra Vez and the TP 52s Balearia and Sorcha, as well as newcomers such as the 72-foot Ran V, the Volvo 60 Cuba Libre, and the Swans Northern Child and Stark Raving Mad. Double the number of competitors compared to this time last year.

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21 October 2014 16:59 GMT
Olympic

RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series at WPNSA FULL STORY HERE

Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth claimed their second consecutive win at the RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series held at the WPNSA. Dobson and Ainsworth, who sealed event honours on the opening weekend of the series a fortnight ago, continued their fine form in this domestic Olympic Classes competition by claiming five out of six race wins in the 12-strong 49erFX fleet.

Charlotte Dobson and Sophie AinsworthClick image for a larger image

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21 October 2014 16:42 GMT
Dinghy

RS500 Gul Inland Championship at Grafham FULL STORY HERE

After four races were held on the Saturday, the RS500 Gul Inland Championship at Grafham Water SC went to Peter Curtis and Sophie Jones, who successfully defended the title. Jane Olive and Chris Tuckett were second and third were Dave Houghton and John Symonds.

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21 October 2014 16:19 GMT
Boards

RS:X Youth World Championship - Wilson is best placed Brit FULL STORY HERE

Emma Wilson is the best placed British competitor at the RS:X Youth World Championships in Clearwater, Florida after the first day of racing. Wilson is in fourth, four points off the leaders. Ma Kwang of Hong Kong and Sara Wennekes of Holland share the lead in the girls after 3 races. In the boys event Toni Bonet of Spain has a ten point lead from Clement Bourgeois of France. Robert York is best placed GBR competitor, Dan Wilson is in 26th.
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G New
21 October 2014 11:54 GMT
Offshore

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 under pressure FULL STORY HERE

Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of Wednesday morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line Honours victory in the race. At dawn this Tuesday morning, Niklas Zennstrom's Maxi 72, Ran V was just six miles behind Esimit Europa 2 at Pantelleria with 190 miles to go.

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G New
21 October 2014 11:33 GMT